10 things about Christmas we didn’t know last week

They say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Whether it's the family gatherings, roast dinners, gift giving or simply helping others, Christmas can bring out the best in people.

So in keeping with that mood, we did a little research and asked what you thought about Christmas. Here are 10 things about Christmas we didn't know last week:

  • A third of Brits admit to re-gifting an unwanted present. But who are the worst offenders - men or women? It turns out women are twice as likely to re-gift a present compared with men!


  • Daughters find dad the hardest to buy for, while sons struggle to find presents for mum.


  • The average Brit intends to spend £270 on gifts, while a quarter of people intend to spend less than £100 on gifts.


  • Those in the North West are the biggest spenders on gifts (average £315.17) and those in East Anglia are the thriftiest (average £233.76).


  • Christmas dinners are cheapest in the South West (average £46.90) and most expensive in London (average £73.29).


  • More than half of Brits are setting a Christmas budget. Things can quickly add up - so set a realistic budget and stick to it.


  • Only two-fifths of people actually enjoy Secret Santa.


  • The late night Christmas party with the work colleagues isn't for everyone. 35 per cent of people said that Christmas parties should be during work hours.


  • People from the West Midlands are the jolliest, with 41 per cent saying they love Christmas.


  • And Bah Humbug to the 5 per cent of people who admit to 'hating' Christmas.

Got any more Christmas fun facts? Get in touch at @TSB Twitteror our Facebook page.

This survey was conducted by OnePoll between 10 November and 13 November 2015. The sample was 2,000 UK adults who celebrate Christmas.

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